June 09, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday declared open the new Computer Laboratory and a three-storey building at his alma mater, Thurstan College, Colombo.
Managing Director of K.D. Ebert Company K.D. Indika Daranagama put up the building for the new Computer Laboratory using the 100 computers the President received from China marking the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party.
After unveiling the commemorative plaque declaring open the new computer laboratory, the president also conversed with students who had gathered there.
A student in a brief speech expressed appreciation for the vesting of the Computer Laboratory and the three-storied building in the school.
The principal of Thurstan College, Colombo, presented a memento to the president at the event.
Minister Bandula Gunawardena, Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to the Maldives Dickson Dela, China's Deputy Ambassador Ren Faqiang, and Principal of Thurstan Brave Col. Daya Bandara, also participated.
(Photos by Chandana Perera)